airfare search in projects? December 2, 2010 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a site I thought I saw posted in Projects featuring a new better-than-Kayak airfare search. (Not Mobissimo, not, not Skyscanner.)

It had all the search results listed graphically as bars color-coded by airline, with the length of the bar corresponding to each flight segment's length and positioned on a real-time axis to compare takeoff, layover, and arrival times.
posted by kittyprecious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:29 AM (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

This was mentioned in the thread: Matrix by ITA Software.
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:40 AM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

The results sounds like the results you get with Hipmunk, which was featured in a Metafilter post: I don't know why it's called Hipmunk.
posted by skynxnex at 7:45 AM on December 2, 2010 [5 favorites]

(Note that after searching you need to click "time bars" to get the kind of result that I think you're looking for. This is what it looks like.)
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:45 AM on December 2, 2010

Skyscanner is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got the troposphere wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by Iridic at 8:02 AM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

Yes! Hipmunk! Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

And here I was thinking "My god, how do I not know how to use Projects?"
posted by kittyprecious at 1:05 PM on December 2, 2010

Just a word of caution:

By the way, Hipmunk, while wonderfully usable, hasn't been able to find the low fares that I've gotten and booked from or (both domestic and international trips, all booked within the past two weeks). It's still very new.
posted by halogen at 10:50 PM on December 2, 2010

This is what it looks like.

By the way, it totally freaked me out that I clicked on that and thought, "How the hell does that Flickr user know I'm flying from Washington to Salt Lake this weekend?" Um, meetup?
posted by kittyprecious at 5:41 AM on December 3, 2010

« Older Back... To Yesterday!   |   A way to create deeper links to NY Times Articles Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments